Well, we're looking for places to rent. It's been... interesting. And frustrating. I have ideas in my head of where and in what I'd like to live, but it seems as though my wallet doesn't agree. So, we keep going back to the drawing board.
We were kind of excited about the prospect of buying a place, but the area in which we could live--anywhere from central Salt Lake to Provo, essentially--is too big, and we'd probably only be able to afford a town house, which don't tend to hold their value as well as a home. So... here we go again!
And then there's this: we're not moving until May. I'm excited, my housband's excited, but excitement leads to frustration when we find a place but can't pay rent on it while it sits empty for a month.
I guess what's really happening is that we need to stop looking until April.
Nonetheless, I'd really like to live somewhere we won't get shot, have drug dealers for neighbors, and somewhere I won't have to leave my girls alone for lengthy periods of time to let my dogs out to go potty. (And now you're thinking I'm an idiot for owning dogs... but you're not the only one!)
Anyway, if you have any tips of good, safe places to rent for around $850 a month in these areas, I'd appreciate it. When it comes down to it, I've really only lived in Logan--which I'm realizing now is really, really small when you think about it--and Elko (but that was a hotel and that doesn't really count). I guess what I'm saying is this: I'm feeling a little lost, and kind of scared to move. Don't get me wrong--I'm so, so excited.
And just like Jessie Spano, I'm so, so scared.